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Do you want to make your art your commodity? Answer that. Because that choice is the most difficult choice you’re going to have to make. That’s going to guide and effect everything else that you’re doing. When I think about how that’s shown up in my life, it’s shown up in some incredibly beautiful ways and some incredibly difficult ways. When your art is your commodity, when you’re just a poet, and you’re doing it as a hobby, it’s like “I want to show up at this open mic and rock my love poem, you know I’m in love. I want rock my heartbreak poem because she just left me. Or I want to do my suicide depression poem because I’m feeling down.” And now when your art becomes your job, it’s like “I’ve got to rock this phone bill poem” - Sekou Andrews


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As the world's leading Poetic voice, Sekou Andrews creates powerful poetic presentations that give voice to the missions of organizations and help them tell their most powerful stories. He's also the creator of Stage Might, unique training to help you stand out on any stage, and inspire any crowd by becoming more authentic, moving, and memorable. 

Originally aired about 1 year ago.

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